Just like your mother always told you, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets you going and gets you ready for the day ahead. For those of you who aren't hungry first thing in the morning, keep this in mind. By having something small to nibble on, your digestive system will wake up and with it, your appetite.
Breakfast also helps to jump starts your metabolism. This in turn will help you efficiently burn and use the calories and nutrients as the day progresses. Giving yourself a breakfast is giving yourself brain fuel. You’ll be able to focus and comprehend information better.
Carbohydrates are a very important part of a breakfast. If you don’t feed yourself breakfast your body will look for fuel in all the wrong places. It often ends up converting protein into ketone bodies because they are a form of fuel the brain can use.
Pairing carbs with protein helps you stay full for a longer period of time. A good example is peanut butter and whole wheat toast. Add a small yogurt and you’ve got yourself a breakfast! Smoothies are also a great way to get everything you need in a breakfast. Milk and yogurt give you the protein you need, and fruit gives you the carbs. And they’re delicious! What are your favourite quick and easy breakfast recipies?
CarliAnn & Ella